Over 75 Years of Caring for Canadians.

Medavie was established in 1943 in response to a growing need for coverage of hospital care expenses. It was an idea based on some of the same values we still share to this day. Over time, we moved from hospital care to providing coverage for physician care, prescription drugs, dental care and extended health benefits.

In 2006, Medavie EMS Group of Companies was formed to operate the organization’s growing scope of ambulance services and operating regions. Medavie EMS would later become the largest contracted provider of EMS management services in Canada and updated its name to Medavie Health Services in 2017.

Since 2011, Medavie has been giving back to communities through the Medavie Foundation. To make the greatest impact, we focus our giving on addressing some of our country’s pressing health challenges, including improving access to health food and active living, strengthening access to youth mental health services and supporting first responders and their families impacted by post-traumatic stress.


Medavie’s Role in Health Care

Medavie has come a long way from its origins in Nova Scotia. Today, Medavie partners with individuals, organizations and governments from coast-to-coast to improve the wellbeing of Canadians because we know that we can do more, together. The benefits coverage we provide, public programs we administer, and health services we manage collectively reach millions of Canadians.

Our Mission is to Improve the Wellbeing of Canadians.

Medavie is a health company that oversees Medavie Blue Cross and Medavie Health Services. Together, we’re bringing Canadians better health and access to care.